2 Year Blogaversary Chocolate Chip Pancakes

February 27, 2016

Two years ago I posted my first ever blog post titled Super Simple Pancakes. There was one photo, taken on my DSLR in auto mode (because I had no idea how to use it) & a recipe, that’s it! Even with such a basic post, when I went to press that ‘publish’ button I was a mix of gut-wrenching nerves & overwhelming excitement. I held off so many times until finally, I did it, I pressed it and my blog was out there in cyberland. Today, I still feel the same every time I post something. Yes, even as I type this chocolate chip pancakes post my stomach is churning. I’m hoping the nerves will disappear one day, but I never want to lose that feeling of excitement.

I remember it took me ages to put my first website together, I fumbled my way through WordPress. I knew nothing about web design, let alone SEO, analytics, email lists or marketing. My kids were little, two at school & one at preschool, making regular blogging near impossible. Now all my children are in primary school & my website re-design is finished it’s the perfect time to celebrate! Cue the chocolate chip pancakes!

Last year for my I year blogaversary I remade my chocolate jaffa tart and posted it to Instagram <here, but didn’t get around to blogging it. This year I decided to mark the occasion with a remake of that very first “super simple pancakes” post. I threw in some chocolate chips, popped a couple of candles on top & bobs your uncle – one celebratory stack of chocolate chip pancakes.

“Happy 2 Year Blogaversary Tina x”

A big thank you to all who enjoy what I post here & on social media. I love reading your kind comments even though the busyness of life doesn’t always allow me to respond. They really make my day & inspire me to keep creating & posting recipes.

I am thinking of creating a recipe e-book as my next little project, please leave me a comment if this is something you would be interested in

Thank you,

Tina xx




Author: Tina Khoury (The Barefoot Housewife)

Category: breakfast


  • 1 cup of wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp of bicarb soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • I tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup of your choice of plant milk
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (approx 1 small banana)
  • Handful of dark chocolate chopped into chips
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of coconut sugar


  1. Carefully mix the wet with the dry ingredients, taking care not to over mix, so your pancakes stay nice & fluffy.

  2. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

  3. Spoon mixture into a hot nonstick pan (I also use a little spray oil) & flip when bubbles appear.

  4. Cook on med to low until golden.

  5. Layer with fruit, nuts, ice cream, coconut yoghurt, maple syrup, melted chocolate, whatever you like!


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